Because of the Covid-19 pandemic we have postponed our face-to-face community events. We'll resume these activities once it's safe to do so.
In the meantime, we are offering some alternatives. First off are six new Merri bird posters. You can see these at selected sites along the Merri Shared Trail south of the Ring Rd. We also have some webinars coming up.
If you have suggestions for a webinar or poster topics, please get in touch. And if you haven't already signed up, please subscribe to our events emails. That way we can let you know about our webinars and also our site-based events when these start up again.
Despite the pandemic, our dedicated staff are busy working, in many different and creative ways, to care for Merri Creek.
Our Ecological Restoration Team is still getting out to actively manage indigenous vegetation at a range of sites along Merri Creek and elsewhere. Team members are travelling to sites individually, in separate vehicles, and are maintaining proper distancing whilst out in the fresh air. We've begun our autumn ecological burns of native grasslands, with more to come over the next few weeks. Scheduled plantings will be held over until later this year, with the hope that once again community can be involved. Otherwise our own staff will do the planting.
After a massive effort from our in-house IT expert, our staff involved in education, engagement, planning and administration are set up to work from home. They are making a great effort to keep things running smoothly and to communicate with you about all things Merri.